Intro to Earth Science Study guide
Earth Science Honors
1. What is the study of weather and the forces and processes that cause it?
2. What is the first step in any problem-solving strategy?
Stating the problem in the form of a question
3. What do we call the measure of how much space on object occupies?
4. What is the measure of the force of gravity called?
5. What branch of Earth Science researches the properties of seawater?
6. What do we call a prediction about a problem that can be tested?
7. What is the measure of the amount of matter in an object?
8. What two branches of Earth science are related to a situation where a scientist studies the effect of an earthquake on the tidal range of a small inland bay?
Since an earthquake deals with the study of geology and tides are the result of the moon’s gravitational influence on water, it is logical to say this deals with astonomy.
9. What is the boiling point and freezing point of water in the Celsius scale?
Freezing @ 0oC and boiling @ 100oC
10. Give an example of an indirect measurement other than the area of a room.
Another example could be measuring the distance from one place to another by timing how long it take for a constant velocity vehicle to reach the other point and using the fact that distance equals velocity multiplied by time (d = vt)
11. What is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and patterns and changes that occur?
12. What are the four spheres of Earth and what is included in each one? Atmosphere-includes all of the air that surrounds the planet; blocks out 99% of ultraviolet rays from the sun. Biosphere- all living organisms including people, plants and microorganisms. Geosphere-the solid Earth. Hydrosphere-all...
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